Canada Housing Starts  1977-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Housing starts in Canada fell to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 194.7 thousand units in May of 2017 from a downwardly revised 214 thousand in April and below market expectations of 205 thousand. It is the lowest value since November of 2016 as urban starts decreased by 10.2 percent to 178,518 units; multiple urban starts shrank 10.8 percent to 118,694 units and single-detached urban starts fell by 8.9 percent, to 59,824 units. Rural starts were estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 16,145 units. Housing Starts in Canada averaged 184.42 Thousand from 1977 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 291.60 Thousand in March of 1978 and a record low of 90.70 Thousand in August of 1982.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-04-10 12:15 PM Mar 253.7K 214.3K 216K 208.4K
2017-05-08 12:15 PM Apr 214.1K 252.3K 217.5K 238K
2017-06-08 12:15 PM May 195K 214K 205K 220.9K
2017-07-11 12:15 PM Jun 195K 201.8K
2017-08-09 12:15 PM Jul 201K
2017-09-08 04:30 PM Aug 201.1K

Canada Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits 7056766.00 7068651.00 8139976.00 57056.00 CAD Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 194.66 213.50 291.60 90.70 Thousand [+]
Housing Index 101.50 100.70 101.50 37.70 Index Points [+]
Home Ownership Rate 66.50 67.80 67.80 63.90 percent [+]

Canada Housing Starts Notes

Housing Starts refer to the number of new residential construction projects that have begun during any particular month. This page provides the latest reported value for - Canada Housing Starts - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Canada Housing Starts - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
194.66 213.50 291.60 90.70 1977 - 2017 Thousand Monthly
Volume, SA

housing starts by Country

Canada 194.66 May/17
France 31700.00 Apr/17
Japan 1.90 Apr/17
Russia 4.30 May/17
Spain 0.67 Mar/17
Turkey 10074.00 Mar/17
United Kingdom 45340.00 Mar/17
United States 1092.00 May/17